by Jenn Carter
Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig will reportedly be indicted any day now on charges stemming from Robert Mueller’s probe related to work he did for Ukraine in 2012.
Craig, 74, served as legal counsel for Obama from 2009 to 2010 and worked as senior legal counsel to Bill Clinton during his impeachment.
It is believed Greg Craig will be charged for making false statements to Justice Department investigators during the Mueller investigation.
According to Mr. Craig’s legal team, Craig refused to accept a plea deal and the case could be handed over to a grand jury for indictment within the next few days, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Greg Craig was interviewed twice by Mueller’s investigators about work he and his law firm did in Ukraine in 2012.
Craig’s lawyers said the case against him was conducted by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, although they expect the indictment to come down from the Justice Department in DC and allege they are abusing their power.
“This case was thoroughly investigated by the SDNY and that office decided not to pursue charges against Mr. Craig. We expect an indictment by the DC US Attorney’s Office at the request of the National Security Division. Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government’s stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr. Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion,” Craig’s lawyers said in a statement.
Craig was a partner in the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which entered into a multi-million dollar settlement with the DOJ over its work in Ukraine.
Greg Craig worked with Paul Manafort in Ukraine — if he is indicted, he will be the first top Democrat charged in a case stemming from Mueller’s witch hunt.
Has the worm finally turned with new sheriff William Barr in town? We shall soon see.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to this page as updates become available.